Astronaut Lawrence DeLucas will reminisce his training to be a NASA astronaut and share his experiences flying on the Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-50, launched on June 25, 1992. He will descibe the materials, technology, and research performed in that mission and summarize the research underway on the International Space Station. He will discuss NASA's plans for a human-piloted mission to Mars.
Lawrence DeLucas' talk is part of "An Evening of Wonder: Life and Art on Earth and Beyond." This astrobiology fun-and-learning event for the whole family is made possible by the organizers of AbGradCon 2018.
AbGradCon (Astrobiology Graduate Conference) is a popular gathering of early-career scientists interested in astrobiology research, held in a different location every year.